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Blue Note Jazz Festival, Helen Sung Quartet, and more lead a great month for live jazz
These are the best jazz shows in NYC in June.
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Two nights of orchestral-soul invention, Amerykahn made
Starring, Dustin Wong & Dan Friel, White Out, PC Worship 285 Kent Saturday, July 7 Better than: Next week's Crimson ProjeKct appearance, perhaps? It may have ended with a dazzle, but this Northern Spy Records-curated night of intriguingly difficult music did not commence auspiciously, at least for ... More >>
When AUM Fidelity head Steven Joerg told the Voice that "Giants walk among us and you got to fucking pay attention," it was absolute that avant-garde jazz pianist Matthew Shipp was in his canon. Alongside the likes of William Parker, David S. Ware, Daniel Carter, Roy Campbell, Joe Morris, and Sabir ... More >>
This week, the Voice sat down with Northern Spy head-honchos Tom Abbs and Adam Downey to talk about the second installment of the label's Spy Music Festival, which will engulf this city's landscape from Friday through mid-July. But in typical unselfish fashion, Abbs and Downey weren't in a self-co ... More >>
If ever there was a dude who exudes the air of spiritual illumination while being a total badass, saxophonist figurehead Darius Jones is it. In conversation, the burly alto overlord fuses his devout Southern rearing with New York City crud and attitude, as well as impassioned and bleeding respect fo ... More >>
White Outalong with Gotham lifers like Glenn Branca, Sonic Youth and Unsanehead a slate of disparately drawn iconoclasts who, despite downtown's colossal overhaul, still unequivocally bleed NYC guts and grit through their musical veins. Inseparable since being introduced by former SY d ... More >>
The NYC jazz legend is on a righteous path
This week in the Village Voice, out today: I go to a Skrillex show and wonder about his music being a less embarrassing-angst-tinged take on nu-metal; Brad Cohan talks to New York City avant-jazz lifer Charles Gayle on embracing his alter ego, Streets The Clown; and Camille Dodero looks at the commi ... More >>
This week the Voice sat down with New York jazz titan Charles Gayle, whose new album Streets portends a man on a quest to find peace within his craft and headspace. Gayle and Tom Surgal (of local avant-jazz stalwarts White Out) go way back to the revered '80s downtown era, and the percussionist, via ... More >>
An adventurous Brooklyn club gets bigger, better, and weirder simultaneously
Downtown innovators like White Out fight for survival in a brave, disquieting new world
The monthlong Independents festival turns Gowanus into a home-grown experimental mecca
Balance and teamwork from individualists the record business considers totally impractical
Little kid struggling to comprehend his past opens up new worlds for jazz fiddle
A who, what, why, where, whenand how manyof the uncharted world of independent jazz labels
The ultimate jazz outsider confab comes to praise the dead
Peter Kowald, 1944-2002
In Search of a Cool-Blue Note